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Re: Idea to fix WA elk hunting.
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2017, 02:26:13 PM »
I actually wouldn't Ming having a couple more elk zones. Make northeast and south east and central and western. You get a tag in there and apply for permits in that zone. I think they could increase season length in northeast that way.

I'd also like to see doing away with drawing for "permits" and shift to drawing for "tags" meaning if you draw a tag that is your season. If you draw a colockum bull tag that's all you get to hunt (can't hunt general season also).

Good ideas here, not that I think WA elk hunting is really all that broken)

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Re: Idea to fix WA elk hunting.
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2017, 02:41:26 PM »
Well I killed my own argument,  :bash: just called Wdfw to find out which side has more elk.
Talked with a biologist who was nice enough to answer a pile of questions I had.
I was right about the population St. Helens and willapa hills alone have more elk then all of eastern Washington that's not counting rainier, Olympic peninsula, or the nooksack.

Found out true spike in the clockum is because with the spike only rules no bull elk were living to maturity with spike only.

Mature bulls shorten the rut so the cows drop calves closer together .

3pt min is out for the east side .

Still like the rest of the plan.



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Re: Idea to fix WA elk hunting.
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2017, 02:44:01 PM »


I'd also like to see doing away with drawing for "permits" and shift to drawing for "tags" meaning if you draw a tag that is your season. If you draw a colockum bull tag that's all you get to hunt (can't hunt general season also).

Good ideas here, not that I think WA elk hunting is really all that broken)

I like this idea. So if you draw a special permit you're out of the general hunt? I could get behind that one.
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Re: Idea to fix WA elk hunting.
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2017, 02:51:41 PM »
Well I killed my own argument,  :bash: just called Wdfw to find out which side has more elk.
Talked with a biologist who was nice enough to answer a pile of questions I had.
I was right about the population St. Helens and willapa hills alone have more elk then all of eastern Washington that's not counting rainier, Olympic peninsula, or the nooksack.

Found out true spike in the clockum is because with the spike only rules no bull elk were living to maturity with spike only.

Mature bulls shorten the rut so the cows drop calves closer together .

3pt min is out for the east side .

Still like the rest of the plan.
By my math, you are correct.

https://www.hunter-ed.com/washington/studyGuide/Elk-in-Washington/20105001_700046864/


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Re: Idea to fix WA elk hunting.
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2017, 03:07:13 PM »
I would be all for regions as mentioned above. Selected your region and those are the only tags you can apply for and the only areas you can hunt for the general season.

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Re: Idea to fix WA elk hunting.
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2017, 04:49:31 PM »
we should go permit only so our tribal brothers will have move trophy bulls to harvest ! :chuckle:
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Re: Idea to fix WA elk hunting.
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2017, 04:54:04 PM »
we should go permit only so our tribal brothers will have move trophy bulls to harvest ! :chuckle:
It'd be a lot funnier if so many people weren't pushing for that very thing .  :'(
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Re: Idea to fix WA elk hunting.
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2017, 05:46:35 PM »
Yep, that only help some people. There are lots of issues that need to be dealt with. Permit only wont solve the problem.

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Re: Idea to fix WA elk hunting.
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2017, 06:00:57 PM »
we should go permit only so our tribal brothers will have move trophy bulls to harvest ! :chuckle:
It'd be a lot funnier if so many people weren't pushing for that very thing .  :'(

They say let's copy Utah ! They have it figured out ! Then later that month they start a thread asking where to go hunting in Idaho...... :bash:

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Re: Idea to fix WA elk hunting.
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2017, 08:24:07 PM »


So you could hunt any GMU in the region? 

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Re: Idea to fix WA elk hunting.
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2017, 08:28:20 PM »


I'd also like to see doing away with drawing for "permits" and shift to drawing for "tags" meaning if you draw a tag that is your season. If you draw a colockum bull tag that's all you get to hunt (can't hunt general season also).

Good ideas here, not that I think WA elk hunting is really all that broken)

I like this idea. So if you draw a special permit you're out of the general hunt? I could get behind that one.
yep. It would make people think about what permit they apply for. Not sure how it would work with the 638 permit category's we currently have tho.  :tung:

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Re: Idea to fix WA elk hunting.
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2017, 08:44:59 PM »


So you could hunt any GMU in the region?

yes all units in that region.
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Re: Idea to fix WA elk hunting.
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2017, 08:52:01 PM »
permit only for any bull elk in your region of choice weapon of your choice

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Re: Idea to fix WA elk hunting.
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2017, 08:53:11 PM »
I seem to remember a time when you had to pick between western wa, se wa, or north central. Seems like it lasted a year or two that way. Maybe the 80's....?
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Re: Idea to fix WA elk hunting.
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2017, 08:55:15 PM »
permit only for any bull elk in your region of choice weapon of your choice
Why do you think permit only would be beneficial to hunting in Washington as a whole?
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